What We Do
We offer more than just architectural excellence. CBC provides all the services you will need to plan, design, and construct your building.
We work with you as a team to help assess the ministry needs of your church, establish a workable financial plan, conduct complete commercial real estate brokerage services, develop an excellent architectural design, and oversee every detail of construction.
“We worked through difficult constraints on the budget, and CBC was instrumental in facilitating bidding and budgeting to fit into our need and financial constraints. They helped us find many ways to save money, and additional work done without extra cost.”
Adegboyega Talabi, Senior Pastor
Christ Healing Evangelical Church
South Holland, Illinois
Step 1: Feasability & Design
- Site Selection
Early in the process, our team can test the feasibility of a site or building, including adaptive reuse of existing warehouses or other structures for ministry use.
- MASTER PLANNING
We study your church’s needs and the long term development of a site to focus our design efforts and yet allow flexibility of future expansion.
- SCHEMATIC DESIGN
From space programming to floor plans to three-dimensional models, our architects provide the design insight and solutions to exceed your expectations.
- Modeling / Rendering
Our state-of-the-art Building Information Modeling system provides inspirational imagery of exterior and interior spaces.
We study zoning implications early in the design process, meeting with municipal officials and leading our clients through any planning or zoning procedure.
- Financial Feasibility
Our early conceptual estimates and detailed financial analysis provide a clear path to building completion, employing principles of biblical stewardship and exploring funding options.
Step 2: Construction Documents
In Step Two, our in-house team of architects and engineers, Church Building Architects, Inc., develops Construction Documents needed to bid, permit, and build the work.
Together with our expert consultants, we develop and coordinate the engineering required for all site and building systems.
- Acoustics / Audio
From early acoustical room studies to selection of audio systems, our expertise ensures clear presentation of the Word, live music, and other media.
- Lighting / Video
Thoughtful lighting design and robust controls are critical to accommodating the variety of functions your facility demands.
- Value Engineering
Building on our Step One estimates, we shape the design with the budget in mind, avoiding surprises and ensuring good stewardship.
- Interior Design
Our designers bring together durable and attractive fixtures, finishes, and furnishings that enhance interior spaces and reflect your values.
Step 3: Construction
- Competitive Bidding
Our Best Practices approach combines the Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build models to provide the advantages of multiple, competitive bids in nearly every trade.
- Permit Acquisition
Our team’s experience with site development and building permits will streamline your schedule and minimize costs imposed by municipalities.
- Construction Management
We purchase and manage all subcontracts, provide monthly accounting, and manage payouts, coordinating with the design team, owner’s representatives, and building officials.
- General Contracting
Our project supervision team manages your site safely and professionally, ensuring timely completion of the work.
- Volunteer Coordination
With training and oversight, our volunteer program allows donated labor and material to save our clients money and encourage fellowship.
- Quality Control
We build to commercial-quality specifications and take pride in delivering a quality, functioning facility ready for decades of ministry.
Church Building Consultants is with you from concept to completion, helping you achieve your vision for your church facilities.